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Two important facts about motorcycles:
Together, these facts mean that motorcyclists are vulnerable to catastrophic injuries.
Severe injuries following a motorcycle accident can lead to out-of-control medical costs, the inability to work, psychological trauma, and long-term pain and suffering.
These injuries are often the result of another driver’s negligence – in fact, in multiple-vehicle crashes, the driver of the other (non-motorcycle) vehicle violates the motorcyclist’s right-of-waytwo-thirds of the time.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, your SC personal injury attorney can help you recover damages from the at-fault driver or their insurance company so you can get the care you need now and in the future.
Exactly what evidence your attorney gathers will depend on the accident – how badly you were hurt, what kind of medical care you will need and for how long, and what other kinds of injuries – such as emotional trauma – you have suffered.
Some kinds of evidence are crucial to any motorcycle accident case, and often you or others at the scene can collect evidence that will strengthen your case within minutes of the crash.
Things you can do to gather evidence at the scene, assuming you are physically able and you don’t interfere with emergency personnel, include:
Call your SC personal injury lawyer immediately – they will begin gathering other evidence to build your case, which may include:
There are different “categories” of damages you can recover if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident:
Compensatory damages, also known as “actual damages,” are meant to compensate you for any money or property you have lost because of the accident.
Your actual damages may include economic damages like medical costs, future medical costs, lost wages, and property damage. Damages may also include non-economic damages like impairment of mental or physical capacity, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Punitive damages are not meant to compensate you for something you lost in the accident – they are intended topunishthe at-fault driver if the jury determines they were guilty ofgrossnegligenceor evenwillful or intentionalconduct.
YourMyrtle Beach motorcycle accident attorneyat Axelrod and Associates will help you to collect the evidence that you will need to establish both liability and the amount of your damages.
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